Course descriptions Italian
Most of our Italian courses are taught at the beginning levels, i.e. at the A1 and A2 levels as put forth in the Common European Framework for Languages (GER). Because instruction is based on what was taught in previous courses, you are expected to complete them in succession. Once you have successfully finished three courses, we can issue you a certificate of completion if you wish. All the courses are structured as follows:
- Course workload: 3 SWS (--> fee: € 30, ECTS CP: 3)
- Two 90-minute lessons per week
- Duration: 11 weeks
1. Italian 1 (A 1.1)
Course number: 188.8.131.52
Italian 1 is targeted at beginners with no prior knowledge of Italian. The aim of the course is to provide students with the fundamentals of the Italian language. By the end of the course, students are able to understand basic texts, provide information about themselves and master basic situations of daily life.
Chiaro A 1, Hueber_Verlag, ISBN 978-3-19-005427-5 (Chapters 1 - 5)
2. Italian 2 (A 1.2)
Course number: 184.108.40.206
Italian 2 is the follow-up course to Italian 1 and is intended for beginners with prior knowledge. Those who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of the course is to anchor grammatical structures and expand the students’ vocabulary.
Chiaro A 1, Hueber_Verlag, ISBN 978-3-19-005427-5 (Chapters 6 - 10)
3. Italian 3 (A 2.1)
Course number: 220.127.116.11
Italian 3 is the follow-up course to Italian 2 and is intended for beginners with prior knowledge. Those who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of this course is to broaden and improve the students’ oral and written language skills, supplemented by cultural and literary themes.
to be announced
4. Italian 4 (A 2.2)
Course number: 18.104.22.168
Italian 4 is the follow-up course to Italian 3 and is intended for beginners with a good amount of prior knowledge. Those who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of this course is to continue expanding and honing the students’ oral and written language skills, supplemented by cultural and literary themes.
to be announced
5. Lingua e Cultura (B 1+)
Course number: 22.214.171.124
Level: B 1+
Duration: 1 x 90 Minuten/Woche (2 SWS)
Course fee: € 20
This course is targeted at learners of Italian who have reached the B1 level.
In questo corso si ripassano i temi grammaticali inseriti in esercizi più complessi di ascolto, lettura e produzione orale e si trattano temi di cultura e civiltà classica e contemporanea.
The main focus of this course is on Italian grammar, based on complex listening and oral exercises, as well as culturally relevant reading exercises.
1. Voice and Music Theatre
Students majoring in Voice and Music Theatre are required to learn Italian as part of their degree programme. They are permitted to take courses at the Language Centre at no extra cost. According to the degree requirements, students are expected to complete the following courses:
- During the basic study phase, students attend the courses Italian 1 and 2 (totalling 6 SWS). The preliminary diploma is awarded upon passing the final examination in Italian 2.
- During the main study phase students must complete the course Italian 3 (3 SWS). A passing mark in Italian 3 is the prerequisite for attending the special course “Italian for students majoring in Voice/Music Theatre”.
Students majoring in Conducting/Correpetition must also learn Italian as part of their degree programme. The following courses meet the study requirements:
- During the basic study phase, students must attend the courses Italian 1 and 2 (totalling 6 SWS). The preliminary diploma is awarded upon passing the final examination in Italian 2.
If time constraints prevent you from attending Italian courses during the lecture period, you may participate in the intensive Italian courses offered at the Bauhaus Summer School.
To receive credit, however, students are required to take and pass the final examination in Italian 2 or Italian 3 respectively.
If you have any further questions, please contact the head of the Language Centre, or
Examination office for Diplom/Magister degree programmes at the College of Music 'Franz Liszt'
HfM administration building
Tel: +49-(0)3643-555 145
3 steps to register for a course:
Students who wish to skip the beginner course are required to take a language assessment test (placement test). The results of the test are valid for two years. Those, who wish to skip ahead to a more advanced level without taking the courses in succession, are also required to take a placement test.
See the grey info box on the right for the upcoming placement test dates.
Students register for courses online. The registration period is indicated in the grey info box on the right. During this period, go to the course schedule table and click on the course in which you wish to enroll; this will take you to the registration form.
The registration process is completed with payment of the course fee. The dates during which you need to come to the language centre to pay the course fee are indicated in the grey info box on the right.
The course fees are based on credits points, i.e. € 10 per credit point. A course with two credit points, for example, would cost € 20 and one worth three credit points would cost € 30. The fee is reimbursed to you at the end of the semester if these credit points count toward your degree Programme (cf. Fee Reimbursment). University employees are charged 15 euros per credit point.
The course fees may only be paid by Thoska card.
Guest students are charged € 20 per credit point, e.g. € 60 for a course worth 3 CP. Guests may only attend courses if there are free spaces available. Therefore, guests may only register between 4.30 pm and 5 pm on the second day of the payment period. The dates of the payment period are indicated in the grey info box on the right.
Staff Member Italian
Coudraystr. 13a, room 111
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 81
office hour: Mondays 1230 - 1330 hs as well as by appointment during the lecture period
Outside the lecture period by email appointment